Best of Friends by Suzy Baldwin & Friends and Enemies by Dorothy Rowe

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May 2001, no. 230

Best of Friends: Australian women talk about friendship by Suzy Baldwin

Penguin, $19.95 pb, 265 pp

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Friends and Enemies: Our need to love and hate

by Dorothy Rowe

HarperCollins, $53.30 hb, 551 pp

Best of Friends by Suzy Baldwin & Friends and Enemies by Dorothy Rowe

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May 2001, no. 230

A collection of interviews with women about friendship? Well, we are all experts on the topic, and all have stories to tell. The women interviewed by Suzy Baldwin for this collection all speak fluently on the topic of friendships present and past: with women, sexual and not; with men, gay and straight; and with their partners, mothers, sisters, brothers, and children. Baldwin’s elegant introductory essay begins and ends autobiographically, but also ranges historically and philosophically amongst a number of writers about friendship, male and female, asking what is specific to women’s friendships.

Stephanie Trigg reviews 'Best of Friends: Australian women talk about friendship' by Suzy Baldwin and 'Friends and Enemies: Our need to love and hate' by Dorothy Rowe

Best of Friends: Australian women talk about friendship

by Suzy Baldwin

Penguin, $19.95 pb, 265 pp

Book Cover 2 Small

Friends and Enemies: Our need to love and hate

by Dorothy Rowe

HarperCollins, $53.30 hb, 551 pp

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